Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

A Specialist Language College

Student Support

Above all, we want all of our students to feel safe and happy and we have a strong team to help and support students throughout their time at Neatherd. We know that students can only perform to their best when they feel well, safe and amongst friends.

The Form Tutor is the first port of call for students if they have issues in school – be it around organisation, friendship or academic progress. We have a Vertical Tutoring system – so each form is made up of a small group of students from each year group. We feel that this breaks up divisions in school and allows for a natural mentoring ethos.

We have four houses at Neatherd – Carter, Cavell, Fry and Kett. Each house has its own Head of House who oversees the academic and social progress of the students. We have two House Support Officers who help with this work.

A vital part of our work and encouragement of students is the reward system. Rewards are given when students achieve in any area of school life, including behaviour, attendance, academic, sporting, artistic and active citizenship.

Our senior pupils are also part of our student development team. Prefects, who wear a red tie, help the school run smoothly in many ways including helping younger students. The School Council is a visible force in the school; it organises our annual Summer Fete and gives the leadership team an important point of view in the school...that of the students.

All students are part of our Attitude for Learning Programme which promotes positive behaviour and respect. When things go wrong we help students to get things right so every students has a fulfilling and successful education.

Students have one form period a day with their tutor and regular assemblies which help create a school community with a positive ethos founded on respect and responsibility.

Rewards System – The Neatherd Raffle

Every four weeks we have a raffle in assembly where Chapelfield Gift Vouchers can be won: one £10 voucher and two £5 vouchers. To be entered into the raffle students need to gain the following rewards for good effort/work. As well as these vouchers, there is a range of certificates that can be won.

House Points

Awarded for work/effort. 25 house points = 1 raffle ticket. For more house points students receive certificates, badges, medals and trophies.

Congratulations Postcards

For special classwork or behaviour. Worth 25 house points.

Star of the Week

For whichever student has excelled themselves in effort, behaviour, participation rate etc. Every teacher nominates a student weekly. Worth 25 house points.

Certificate of Merit

For outstanding service to the school community or particularly good quality work. Worth 25 house points.

Excellence Certificates

For work that is of outstanding quality for the set. Signed by the Headteacher. Worth 50 house points.

The Success Shop – UPDATED IN 2017

The Success Shop reopened in January 2017. It opens every term and rewards students who achieve ATL 1s and 2s in their reports. There are a range of prizes available.

Who to contact:

Please ask for the following person via reception

A setting or single subject issue: The Head of (relevant) Department

A day to day issue: Katie Ford (House Support Officer)

General Progress:

Edwina Powell-Bouns (Head of House Carter)

Jenni-Marie Cross (Cavell)

Keren Thompson (Fry)

Mike Lyons (Kett)

An exclusion or an issue with a Category A student: Rachel Jacobs

A safeguarding concern or safety issue in school:  Nick O’Brien

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